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1909-1911 T206 White Border Josh Devore - Extremely Rare Old Mill Back!

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,320

Presented is an extremely significant T206 example of Josh Devore featuring an Old Mill advertising reverse. While at first glance the offered card might appear to be nothing more than a regular T206 with a slightly scarce advertising reverse, it is actually extraordinarily noteworthy. This is one of only two examples confirmed to exist with an Old Mill back as reflected in both the PSA and SGC population reports. (The first confirmed example of Devore with an Old Mill back - graded "Authentic" by PSA due to trimming - was auctioned as lot #371 in REA's Spring 2014 auction, where it realized $1,659. The example offered here is the second known, which had not yet been graded but was mentioned in that description.) The T206 set, affectionately known as "The Monster," is the most popular of all 1910-era sets and is still yielding new and exciting discoveries more than a century after its production. Thanks to the comprehensive cataloging and research undertaken by many T206 scholars and presented on, collectors have a better idea of all the possible front and back combinations which comprise a master set. Encapsulated PR 1 by PSA (submitted by REA), the card presents with bold colors and a crisp image. Scattered creasing, along with album residue on the reverse, is responsible for the modest assigned grade. This example of Josh Devore, which was discovered in an old-time collection, will be of special note and interest to master-set collectors as an extraordinarily rare T206 front-back combination. When one considers that PSA and SGC have graded more than 260,000 T206s combined in the approximately two decades of professional grading, the fact that the offered card is one of only two examples to have ever been graded (and the only two in existence as far as we know) is truly remarkable. SOLD FOR $1,320

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